Your dollars support programs and campaigns that champion lung health.
Our programs and campaigns allow the public access to our experts, spread awareness about lung health issues, and provide patient education to millions of people. Below is a list of our most recent initiatives.
If you’re interested in partnering on or supporting any of the below campaigns, please contact us for more information.
In 2016, the CHEST Foundation and Allergy & Asthma Network joined forces to raise awareness around severity of difficult-to-control asthma. The campaign, “Asthma: Take Action. Take Control.” aimed to aid millions of Americans suffering from persistent asthma that impacts daily lives. The campaign educated patients, caregivers, families, community members, and health-care providers about the most current treatment options for asthma, highlighted the importance of referral to specialists to improve patient outcomes, and featured several tools, and an asthma control quiz. This year we are working to complete a campaign that includes severity assessment tools, a shared decision making tool, and patient testimonials.
COPD Campaigns and the Lung Health Experience
As part of our ever evolving COPD programming and disease awareness campaigns, the CHEST Foundation, in partnership with BREATHE California of Los Angeles County (BREATHE LA), hosted a free Lung Health Experience in downtown Los Angeles, during CHEST 2016. The free event aimed to build awareness of lung health, screen for COPD, promote healthy lung habits, and provide patient education on lung health conditions. Clinician volunteers from the CHEST Foundation provided an “Ask the Lung Health Expert” booth to answer questions about asthma, sleep, COPD, lung cancer and other lung health-related topics. In 2017, the Lung Health Experience will tour through various cities in the United States and Canada, starting with an event in Oklahoma City, on April 2.
To learn more about the Lung Health Experience, watch the video below.
The Lung Health Experience was created in partnership with the Allergy & Asthma Network (2016, 2017), BREATHE LA (2016), the COPD Foundation (2017), and the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (2017). This program was generously supported by AstraZeneca (2016, 2017), Boehringer Ingelheim (2016, 2017), GlaxoSmithKline (2016, 2017), and ndd (2016).
Lung Cancer Campaign
The CHEST Foundation and the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research teamed up to launch Sarcoidosis: Seek Answers. Inspire Results.– a campaign that encourages people living with sarcoidosis to take a proactive role in their treatment plan. Learn more and use these resources to raise awareness in your community by visiting our sarcoidosis page.
This campaign was created in partnership with Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research, and was generously supported by Mallinckrodt and Pfizer.
Tome Un Respiro (Take a Breath) COPD Campaign
Since 2014, the CHEST Foundation has developed free educational resources in Spanish as part of the Tome Un Respiro campaign, urging Hispanics to test for COPD and to encourage physicians who treat Hispanics to educate them on COPD. The campaign helped raise awareness about the risks, causes, and treatments for COPD. Information is delivered through multi-channel communications, and in 2016, the campaign also featured an event screening in Chicago.
This campaign was generously supported by Astrazeneca (2015, 2016) and Sunovion (2014, 2015).
VTE on SoME
The VTE on SoME (social media) Facebook Live event and Reddit “Ask Me Anything” took place in March 2017, during Blood Clot Awareness Month. The Facebook Live event was in partnership with the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Barbara S. Levy, MD, VP of Health Policy.
The Facebook Live event reached more than 7,132 people in two days , with 65 post engagements, and 50 reactions. A media alert also went out to several women’s publications to promote the event.
The Reddit AMA received 895 upvotes (similar to a Facebook Like) and 191 comments. It ranked in the top 7 of the Science Reddit Page.
These patient education materials are generously supported by a grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb/Pfizer.
If you are interested in partnering with the CHEST Foundation on these great initiatives, please contact Rudy Anderson, CAE, CHEST Foundation Associate Executive Director.